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Kintsugi Kit - Modern Epoxy

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Price: $69.00
Manufacturer: Christian K Bonner
Part No: KK-M

Modern Kintsugi Kit for Beginners (FDA Compliant)

FDA Compliant Kintsugi Kit

This kit was designed for those individuals who want to experience the art of kintsugi without any risk of traditional urushiol dermatitis, the need for a tightly controlled environment, and the length of time required for a traditional repair. If you are interested in learning the traditional techniques and materials used, order the traditional Urushi based kintsugi repair kit. Traditional Kintsui uses Urushi (Japanese lacquer) as the main material in ceramic repair. The downsides are: Urushi is high in Urushiol which can cause contact dermatitis; it requires a high humid and temperature-controlled environment to cure properly; and can take weeks to months to complete a repair. 

Most epoxies use toxic solvents to speed the curing process and most kits that I have seen on the market are using these epoxies that are not safe for food contact let alone food use. This kit was designed with this in mind and meant to be a safe alternative. I have used my background in traditional Urushi based kintsugi repair as well as my work and research in ceramic conservation to design this kit as a safe alternative.

What is included in the kit is the following:
1- 2 x 20g tubes of Epoxy designed for food use (40g when mixed).
This epoxy has the advantages of:
- Low Viscosity
- FDA rated(21 CFR 175.300) for direct food contact and potable water storage
- Long Work Time
- Blush Free
- Hard Surface
- Corrosion Resistant
- Solvent Free
- Heat Resistant > 200°f
2- 30 g High-Quality Alternative Gold Powder (Lead-Free Brass) All alternative gold and silver powders on the market require a top coat to be considered FDA Compliant. The provided epoxy must be applied in 2 coats and be a continuous shell on top of alternative gold or silver powder.
3- 10 g High-Quality Alternative Silver Powder (Lead-Free Brass and aluminum)
4- 1 palette knife for mixing and applying epoxy and clean up work.
5- 2 x 10g red 2 part epoxy putty for areas of large loss compensation. This will be covered by the FDA-compliant epoxy during the final stage of repair.
6- 3 small sheets of sandpaper for cleanup work before final gold application (400, 1000, 1500 grit)
7- 1 fine-tipped liner brush for epoxy application before gold dust application
8- 1 golds brush for the dusting of gold or silver powders
9- 1 small bag of mawata (silk fiber for final powder polishing)
10- Instructions on how to use this kit properly.

Note from the maker: I have worked as a ceramic artist for 20 years, have trained in both the USA and Japan, wrote my Masters's Dissertation at NYU on conservation of Tea Ceremony Ceramics, and have practiced the art of Kintsugi for 15 years. I have put this kit together because of what I have seen being sold on the market today for Kintsugi and my concerns in the safety of these kits.

If you have any questions always feel free to contact me.

Christian K Bonner

ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY By purchasing this product you hereby acknowledge and agree that you understand the nature of the risks in using this product and assume responsibility for, each of these risks and dangers, and all other risks and dangers that could arise out of, or occur during, the use of this material. The Purchaser hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE CLAY PLANET or Christian K Bonner seller, from and for any liability resulting from any personal injury, accident or illness, and/or property loss, however caused, arising from, or in any way related to, Purchaser's use of this material.

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